posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 07:43 PM
Okay I just read the report from the Seattle paper and watched the three videos they posted on the event. And I can say that someone is not telling
First off the amount of light emitted and bounced off the ground rules out that this thing was high up. MAX 5,000 feet if not less.
Second after watching the light reflections and the limited scope of illumination on the surroundings leads me to believe that it was traveling
straight and fast, just over 2.5 seconds of illumination even at a distance from the video clip at ground level with the fence on the right side
leaving you with an almost head on exposure to the flight path. Which again rules out the object being high up as the observation time would be much
longer, as well as the illuminessence a lot less.
Third the view from the (on top a building) looking down into a parking lot you can see the direction of the shadwos being cast as the object travels
overhead and slightly to the left off the video image. IF the object was higher in the air, the light defussion would be greater and their would be
longer shadows being cast. Again adding data to the fact that this thing passed over low and fast.
Forth it should be classed as a meteorite seeing as something that low and with the ability to cast that much light must have had some mass that made
it to the surface, if it was just a meteor I doubt it would have been able to throw off as much light
Oh and here is a quote from the paper
Ralph Gaume, head of astronometry at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., said he knew of no likely source from outer space, such as a
passing comet or meteor cluster or shower, but added that meteors commonly appear at random.
Astronometry is the branch of astronomy that measures the size and location of celestial objects.
Anyone else find this odd ?? That the Astronometry branch says it had no clue about this object, and that in fact things can appear at "random"
without their knowledge ????? WHAT THE HECK
That gives me a lot of confidence then in their ability as a early warning system.
What if this thing was 10 times the size? Would they have seen it then ????
[Edited on 3-6-2004 by robertfenix]